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Referee Rebecca Welch impresses on EFL debut as Port Vale win at Harrogate

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by PA1 hits

Referee Rebecca Welch made an impressive debut as she became the first woman to officiate an EFL match in Port Vale’s 2-0 win at Harrogate.Welch, 37, made EFL history and her day went unspoilt without any major controversy, barring a contentious decision to wave away Harrogate’s appeals for a first-half penalty.Port Vale secured their fifth straight Sky Bet League Two victory with Da...Full Story »

Rangers book Scottish Cup date with Celtic after convincing win over Cove

Posted Monday, April 05, 2021 by PA8 hits

Rangers will have to overcome Celtic to keep their double dreams on course after sweeping past Cove Rangers to set up a Scottish Cup Old Firm clash.Steven Gerrard’s team learned before facing Paul Hartley’s League One part-timers the prize for the winners was the chance to host Celtic in the last 16.And that was all the inspiration the recently-crowned Premiership champions needed as...Full Story »

Partick boss Ian McCall livid with Scottish Cup exit to Dundee United

Posted Sunday, April 04, 2021 by PA10 hits

Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall insisted his side did not deserve to be knocked out of the Scottish Cup after a last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Dundee United at Tannadice.McCall also claimed the home team should have been reduced to 10 men after Ryan Edwards was involved in an off-the-ball incident with Brian Graham in the second half.The Thistle bench were livid but referee Steven McLean and his offici...Full Story »

Graham Alexander delighted after Motherwell hammer Formartine in Scottish Cup

Posted Sunday, April 04, 2021 by PA6 hits

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander praised his team’s professionalism following their emphatic 5-0 Scottish Cup win over Formartine.Jordan Roberts scored twice as the Steelmen put five goals past their Highland League opponents to coast into the last 16, while Chris Long, Devante Cole and Allan Campbell were also on the scoresheet.Alexander said: “Everything we hoped and expected ha...Full Story »

Kyle Lafferty hat-trick helps Kilmarnock to thumping cup victory

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA7 hits

Kyle Lafferty struck a hat-trick as Kilmarnock eased into the Scottish Cup fourth round with a 4-0 victory over Stenhousemuir at Ochilview.The striker bagged his treble in a 19-minute period either side of half-time before exiting with his job well and truly done.The former Rangers and Hearts hitman has now scored six goals in his last three games for Killie after being brought in as Tommy Wrigh...Full Story »

Charlie Adam misses penalty as Dundee lose in Scottish Cup to St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, April 04, 2021 by PA5 hits

Charlie Adam missed a penalty as Dundee went down to a 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat by St Johnstone.Zander Clark saved Adam’s 75th-minute spot-kick after being penalised following an aerial challenge.The Betfred Cup winners ultimately progressed thanks to Guy Melamed’s 20th-minute strike, which earned them their first Scottish Cup win against their Tayside rivals at Dens Park.The goal cam...Full Story »

Five-star Motherwell book Scottish Cup fourth round spot with win at Formartine

Posted Sunday, April 04, 2021 by PA5 hits

Motherwell easily beat Highland League side Formartine 5-0 to cruise into the Scottish Cup fourth round.The 1991 winners were two goals up at the interval and added three more in the second period in a dominant display in Aberdeenshire.Well boss Graham Alexander paid full respect to the part-timers by fielding a strong line-up, which included Scotland defenders Declan Gallagher and Stephen O&rsq...Full Story »

Aberdeen leave it late to beat Dumbarton in Scottish Cup

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA6 hits

Aberdeen netted for only the second time in the last two months as substitute Callum Hendry’s late winner squeezed them past Dumbarton and into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.The on-loan St Johnstone striker was the last man to net for the Dons with his winner against Kilmarnock back on February 20.And it took his goal seven minutes from time to squeeze Aberdeen past Jim Duffy’...Full Story »

Inverness through to Scottish Cup fourth round after beating rivals Ross County

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2021 by PA10 hits

Inverness became the first team to put their name in the hat for the fourth round of the Scottish Cup after coming from behind to beat Highland rivals Ross County 3-1.Billy Mckay opened the scoring for John Hughes’ hosts in the 38th minute, only for Nikolay Todorov to square things up again two minutes later.Daniel MacKay put the visitors ahead with a wonderful solo counter-attack in the 5...Full Story »

Ian Baraclough rues missed chances as Northern Ireland see World Cup hopes fade

Posted Thursday, April 01, 2021 by PA16 hits

Ian Baraclough was left to wonder what more his Northern Ireland players could have done as their must-win World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria ended in a frustrating goalless draw.Baraclough’s side dominated possession and kept a young Bulgaria side pegged back deep inside their own half for most of the night, but a lack of cutting edge proved costly as they failed to make their chances p...Full Story »

Northern Ireland’s World Cup hopes suffer blow with draw against Bulgaria

Posted Thursday, April 01, 2021 by PA9 hits

Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup suffered a major setback as they were held to a goalless draw by Bulgaria at Windsor Park.Ian Baraclough’s side dominated what had been billed as a ‘must-win game in Belfast but could not find a breakthrough, with Stuart Dallas going closest when he headed onto the crossbar midway through the first half.The draw leav...Full Story »

Gareth Bale admits Wales' World Cup qualifying campaign could be his last

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com31 hits

Gareth Bale admits his international career could be drawing to a close with Wales' current World Cup qualifying campaign possibly his last. Wales play the Czech Republic in Cardiff on Tuesday seeking their first points in Group E after an opening defeat to Belgium. Bale and company still have this summer's delayed European Championship finals to look forward to, but Tottenham's Wales captain ...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland suffer shock defeat to Luxembourg in World Cup qualifier

Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 by PA21 hits

Gerson Rodrigues condemned the Republic of Ireland to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat in Dublin as Luxembourg won a World Cup qualifier for just the sixth time in their history.The striker blasted home an 85th-minute winner at the Aviva Stadium to all but end Ireland’s hopes of making it out of Group A after just two games and pile the pressure on manager Stephen Kenny, who has won none of his ...Full Story »

RASH OUT Marcus Rashford returns to Man Utd injured with ankle problem and OUT of England’s World Cup qualifiers

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2021 by hits

The Three Lions manager will be without the forward and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to injury. Marcus Rashford has returned to Manchester United from England duty Credit: Getty Rashford, 23, reported for England duty this week with a knock after he was forced off in United’s Europa League win at Milan. He missed the club’s FA Cup defeat to Le...Full Story »

Northern Ireland beaten by Italy in opening World Cup qualifier

Posted Friday, March 26, 2021 by PA10 hits

Northern Ireland made a losing start to their World Cup qualifying campaign as they were beaten 2-0 by Italy, but there were promising signs in Parma.On the night when captain Steven Davis matched Peter Shilton’s British record of 125 international appearances, Northern Ireland looked the better side for much of the second half but were left to rue two first-half lapses which had put the h...Full Story »

France held by Ukraine in lacklustre opening World Cup qualifier

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by ESPN19 hits

France kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign in unconvincing fashion as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Ukraine on Wednesday. Antoine Griezmann put the world champions in front in the first half with a brilliant strike, only for defender Presnel Kimpembe to hand the visitors a point with an own goal after the break. The result left Didier Deschamps' side and Ukraine level with ...Full Story »

Terrifying moment Belize national team held up by armed insurgents after arriving in Haiti for World Cup qualifier

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by hits

THIS is the terrifying moment the Belize national team were held up by gunmen. The side, ranked 170th in the world, had just arrived on the island of Haiti for their World Cup qualifier. The four-man police escort were completely outnumbered Belize were on their way to the hotel from the airport when a group of men on motorbikes pulled them over. A player from inside the bus was capturing th...Full Story »

Brora Rangers stun Hearts in Scottish Cup

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by PA10 hits

Hearts were on the end of a major Scottish Cup shock after losing 2-1 against Highland League champions Brora Rangers.Brora had not played since their 2-1 first-round win against Camelon on January 11, hours before Scottish football was suspended below the top two men’s divisions.The Highland League remains suspended, with Brora having played just three league matches, but they stunned Rob...Full Story »

Two-goal Kelechi Iheanacho helps Leicester past United and into FA Cup semis

Posted Monday, March 22, 2021 by PA13 hits

Kelechi Iheanacho’s double fired Leicester to a 3-1 win over Manchester United and a first FA Cup semi-final in 39 years.The in-form striker now has nine goals in his last nine games and booked a last four showdown with Southampton at Wembley next month.Youri Tielemans also netted to put the Foxes – four-time runners-up – a game away from their first FA Cup final since 1969.Mas...Full Story »

Will a league and cup double be enough to convince Messi to stay at Barcelona?

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by Goal.com33 hits

The Catalans have had a remarkable turnaround in form since the start of the year thanks largely to their Argentine talisman and coach Ronald Koeman It’s almost as if Lionel Messi and Barcelona made a New Year’s resolution simply to be good again. A dismal 1-1 draw with Eibar post-Christmas seemed to write the club’s title hopes off for good, but the Catalans have taken 34 ...Full Story »

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